noa* network of architecture built a sauna for the ‘Apfelhotel Torgglerhof’ in Northern Italy that melts with the nature it is surrounded by. Like the hotel’s name “Apfelhotel” which means ‘apple hotel’ in German, the guiding theme for the realization of the wellness area was an apple and the nature that creates it.
Key element of the architect’s design was the circle of the apple throughout the year and the sauna refers to repose. What firstly appears to be an odd reference, turns out to be an elegant interplay of an apple formed sauna embedded into the hotel’s spacious garden. Appearing like a cave in a hill from the outside, it opens widely to the nature outside with a panoramic window, giving the guests a feeling of coziness and freedom at the same time.